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1921

Friday December  9, 1921

Friday December 9, 1921

A beautiful day. Jim Brumfield went with Normon Booker to Mr Dave Bookers to get his cows. They got back home a bout twelve oclock. Ben did not get home until dark. Him and Lee Brumfield helped Marvin to fix up his things. Jim mended up the toy house that Marvins children did have. Kate Harvey come a little while. Oh how she will mis Marvins folks. I have felt all day like something bad had happened. Josie went up to Mr Booker a few minutes this morning. Mrs Booker was very busy. I boiled meat and made scrapple today. The children went to school. Reece and Paul come with Ben home. They will carrie a load of plunder home tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder.

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker
Saturday December 10, 1921

Saturday December 10, 1921

A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock

Last edit over 10 years ago by Linda Tucker

1922

Tuesday, March  7, 1922

Tuesday, March 7, 1922

A rainy morning. Clear tonight and the wind blowing and colde. Jim & Ben did not do any work this morning. This evening they cut some. Josie & I got dinner. We had turnip greens & potatoe sallid. Henry and Edna went to school.

Mrs Booker come a few minutes this evening. She swapped some eggs to set. Mrs Car churned for me this morning. Mabel is not sleepy to night but I am.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ladybug1492
Friday, May  5, 1922

Friday, May 5, 1922

A cloudy day not much rain. Ben & [Booker] went to the [wlang] for [guano] they got home about two o'clock. Jim worked on his new ground. Josie cut Salit for dinner. I done the cooking Josie I [?oned] Fate Harvey came to see us and Mrs. Booker & two little children. Then Mollie Reynolds come ( was glad to see them all do hope that the weather [?] will soon get good. Today was Eva Smiths birth day. She is four. I want to go there to see them all so bad.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by TracyJentzsch
Sunday, May  7, 1922

Sunday, May 7, 1922

A good day. Jim staid at home alday. Been and family went to Mr. Towers this evening. I went to Norman Bookers this evening. They had a lot of company. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Booker was there. Otho and Sallie and George and Ida and [carchie?]. Blair and I went up there a while. Mrs. Booker called and invited me. I enjoyed seeing them all. I come home and milked and fed the chickens

Mabel is sick tonight. I do hope she may be well by morning. I hope that all may get well and stay so a while.

Last edit almost 7 years ago by tonycremer
Monday, May 29, 1922

Monday, May 29, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed the garden and planted some seed of one kind or other. Ben has not come home yet. Kate Harvey come a while. I was glad that she come. We went to the cherrie tree & curant bush. Kate tolde me that Thomas Thomson & Virginia went to Marvin Smiths They were all well. Henry & Edna went to school. Hattie washed here Today I borrowed soap from Mrs Booker paid it back this evening. I keep going to sleep and blot my book.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Tuesday, May 30, 1922

Tuesday, May 30, 1922

A good day. Jim plowed corn all day. Ben & Josie & Mrs Car come home this evening I was glad to have them at home but so sorry that the Dr could not help her in some way The [?] school closed today. I am glad to have the children at home a while. This evening Mrs. Booker come a while. Mrs Edmons stoped a few minutes Jim & [Lizzie?] and [Loraine?] and Frances & Shirley & [Cary?] Jefferson come by from the Red House. I was glad to see them. I dropped some ink an made a mess of it.

Last edit over 6 years ago by kleind
Tuesday, June 13, 1922

Tuesday, June 13, 1922

A good day. Ben went to Gretna this morning for repairs for the reaper to go to cutting wheat. They cut all evening. Got in walk. Irvin helped to shock. Mrs. [Freid] picked some berries. This morning Edna helped her. [Mrs. Freid] caned nine quarts. Hattie's children picked three gallons.

This evening I intend to make jellie of them. Mrs Wooding sent Josie some light bread today. Mabel is sick today. Josie is suffering bad tonight. I am so sleepy that I can't stay awake. Mrs. Booker gave us a mess of [books] today. They willed the [easel lastnig]

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Saturday, June 17, 1922

Saturday, June 17, 1922

A good day. We had a shower this evening. Henry and I got up with the turkeys. Ben & Tim plowed some on the corn and helped Norman Booker get up some hay. Ben went to Gretna and got some flour that Jim bought. Hattie washed some this morning, Mrs. Mamie Hutcherson sent me some nice cabbage by Hattie. Mrs. Booker sent me some snaps by Jim. Miss Anna Hubbard sent Josie some light bread by mail. Mabel has cried a lot today. I hope she may feel better by morning. Ben bought some beef at Gretna I cooked some of it for supper. I hope to enjoy it.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by Ben Brumfield
Friday, June 23, 1922

Friday, June 23, 1922

A good day. The men folks got up hay & mowed some. Mrs. Edmons send us a bucket of snaps ready to put in the pot and a bag of apples. Mrs. Hutchenseon sent some light bread. [D__?] Blair come to see us to day. Mrs. Booker come. to day [Lula? Mayhen?] & Elsie [Carter?] come and played with the children a while. The red cow have hurt her self so that she can't hardly get about. I want to see Carrie so bad. I cant hardly stay at home and cant go

Last edit about 6 years ago by gutterpeach
Thursday, June 29, 1922

Thursday, June 29, 1922

A good day. The boys plowed half the day. Ben & Henry helped thrash wheat at Johnson [Reynolds?]. Mollie came to see Josie this evening. [Kate?] HUbbard for her in the car. Mrs Booker come for a whil [Nellie?] sent [?] a dress today. Janie [?] come ion a few minutes this morning. She was on her way from Lynchburg. Mrs. Trent & I got dinner. Mrs. Trent churned. Josie had [bine?] up a little today. Heard from my brother They though he was [some?] better. I hope he may get well.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by gutterpeach2
Monday, July 17, 1922

Monday, July 17, 1922

A good day. Clouds about but did not rain here. Jim & Ben & Henry[?] suckered tobacco all day. Marvin & Rose Smith eat dinner with us. I was glad to have them. Mrs Booker came to see us this evening. Mrs Car churned and helped shell butter beans & scraped potatoes helped me get dinner what she could. I got cabbage & cymblings and butter beans cucumber & tomatoes & potatoes for dinner. Hattie [Gillient?] washed here today. Kate Harvey come this morning. She brought Henry two shirts & nice apples.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, August  7, 1922

Monday, August 7, 1922

A good day. The boys helped Norman Booker cut tobacco. Marvin went from here soon this morning. Mrs Car peeled and caned five cans of tomatoes this morning, I got dinner. This evening I went with Edna to Reynols. Julia wanted to fit her dresses. She staid until supper. Ben went after her & went to the Store. Henry & Franklin every body is so [leryst?]. Mrs Booker sent me some snap for tomorrows dinner. Henry & Franklin went with Ben to the Store to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Sunday, September  3, 1922

Sunday, September 3, 1922

A good day. Jim has staid at the barn all day. Ben has tried to start the [engine?]. Posie & [Clack?] come and helped him this evening but they could not get it to work Mrs Kellie & Lottie Kellie come here this evening. Mrs Booker come. Nellie & Carrie & Marvin & children come. I was glad to see them. A coloured girl & I got the dinner. Mrs Power & Lawson went home this evening.

Ben cut Edna's hair this evening. He certainly did hate to do it. Edna helped me milk to night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 12, 1922

Tuesday, September 12, 1922

A good day. Ben & Jim and Henry cut & shocked corn today. Nellie has bin complaining all day. Daisy and I got dinner. Denia Blair come to see Josie today. I went with her as far as the pea patch. Could not get green peas eneough to make a [meer?]. I come by Mrs Booker. I got peas eneough to cook. Ben & Jim drove up my cow this morning. I milked her tonight. I got some potatoe vines for the cows. Mr Edmons & Mrs Edmons was passing. They brought the vines for me.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Tuesday, September 19, 1922

Tuesday, September 19, 1922

A good day. Jim stripped a little tobacco. Ben disked his land for oats. Nellie made some pickle and got dinner with Daisys help. Queen washed to day. I went to Reynols and spent most of the day. Jim Thomson & family come down there. Jim helped set up corn. Alice and the children & Mildred Fergerson come here to see Josie. [Ila?] & Cordie come to see Mrs Booker. She was not at the house and they come down here. Julia Fergerson come to her fathers today. Effie B come to spend the night.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Friday, October 20, 1922

Friday, October 20, 1922

A beautiful day. Ben & Jim went to Gretna. Ben solde tobacco. Was very well pleased. Ben got Marvins auto and come home last night. Josie has not suffered as much today as she does some day. Mrs Booker come to see Josie this evening. Mr Kellie brought Josie a nice box of good things to eat today. They have bin good to Josie & so have all the people a round. Kate was here a few minutes this morning. She wanted a few chickens. I have caught 4 tonight. Ben wants to commence getting land ready to sow wheat.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Monday, November  6, 1922

Monday, November 6, 1922

A good day. Jim & Nellie stripped tobacco. Nellie churned and washed the dishes for me. I got the dinner. Ben & Henry started to Gretna before day this morning. They got home a little before night. Ben was very well pleased with the sale of his tobacco. He solde a little for Kate. Mr Lewis brought Josie some good apples this evening. Mrs Booker sent her some light bread & cake and some beautiful flowers. Fanny brought them last night. Edna & Franklin went to school.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, November 11, 1922

Saturday, November 11, 1922

A beautiful day. Jim finished stripping a curing of tobacco today. Ben loaded on Kate's tobacco this evening. Mrs Booker and Ruth Booker come to see Josie this evening. Jessie Power come to see her today. Norman Booker killed a calf this morning. Ben helped him and got a part of the calf. Fannie Power went to Gretna this evening. She went with Jamie Gravely & her [beau?]. Ruth Booker brought some apples this evening. I got dinner. Had chicken & Beef. Ben & Henry has gone hunting.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Saturday, November 18, 1922

Saturday, November 18, 1922

[note at top of page] I turned two leaves and wrote on the wrong page.

A cloudy day and a little rain. Ben and Jim and Henry cut stalks this morning. This evening Henry was caught by the band and had his shirt and pants torn off of him. It is a wonder that he was not kill. He was not hurt much. Broke his watch all to pieces. Mrs. Booker and Mrs Kelie come to see Josie this evening. Mr. Kellie come for them. Mrs Rufus Carr sent Josie some birds. Ben and Jim and Henry went to Strait Stone for some barrels. They got them. Fannie went to Kates this evening to spend the night. Hattie cleaned the yard some this morning.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
Monday, December 11, 1922

Monday, December 11, 1922

A colde cloudy day. Jim & Ben and Mr Booker and Claud Edmons & a darkey killed our hogs & Mr Bookers. Ellen Lewis & Hattie Gilbert helped. Ellen helped Mrs Booker. We got on fine. Did not try to work on the meat tonight. Nellie got dinner. She cooked birds and a rabbit. We had pork for supper. I got a letter from Carrie today. I am always so glad to hear from them. Wish I could go up there once more. Mrs Car gave me a peice of goods to make me a dress. I think it is pretty. That is a Xmas gift. Wish it was made.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Wednesday, December 27, 1922

Wednesday, December 27, 1922

A good morning again. This evening we were all at home except Henry. He was at Reynols. This evening Ben and Jim went to Altavista. Jim wanted to get his teeth pulled. The dentist was not in town. They got home about dark. Jim has gone to Mr. Bookers to hear about Pools and Barbers troubles. I got dinner and churned and milked morning & evening. Mrs Booker came to see Josie this evening. Went home through the rain. I fed the horses and hogs for the first time this year and I guess it will be the last.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart
Thursday, December 28, 1922

Thursday, December 28, 1922

A rainy bad day most of the day. The wind is blowing tonight. Were all at home at dinner except Jim. I got dinner & churned. Milked morning and evening. Henry went to Mount Amy this morning. Mrs. Booker and Ethel Wooding and Elsie East come to see Josie a few minutes today. Josie has bin feeling bad today. I have seen people moveing today. They had six one horse wagons. The most I had seen in a long time. Dont know who they were that was moveing. They had a bad time for it.

Last edit almost 6 years ago by mkstewart

1923

Thursday, January  4, 1923

Thursday, January 4, 1923

A colde day partly cloud. Jim and Ben stripped tobacco There has not an automobile passed here today. Mrs. Booker come a few minutes this evening. The children went to school Josie has bin easy most of the time Today Mabel put on shoes and stockings Etta Gilbert come this morning She washed the dishes and swept the floors That was a lot of help to me milked and churned cooked dinner washed dishes and then ?oded a while Then ironed some I am so anxious to hear from Marvin's folks and want to hear from Nellie I am a fraid some of them are sick There is so much sickness about now

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, January  5, 1923

Friday, January 5, 1923

A beautiful day The boys strpped tomacco Mr Booker helped them This evening Josie has been bad off all day. Mrs Booker cooked and brought her dinner She eat what she could and was glad of it. Kate Harvey come to see me today I was very glad that she come. Etta Gilbert helped me was dishes this morning Kate washed them at dinner and Henry helped me tonight I had the longest nest this evening that I have had this year Kate churned I worked the butter and ???nted it The children went to school Harvey got in wood and Edna brought water. Franklin wont work if he can help it

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, January 14, 1923

Sunday, January 14, 1923

A cloudy day. Rain tonight. Josie died this morning 20 minutes after three oclock. Denia and Mollie and Kate Mrs. Booker Mrs Edmonds & Mrs. Kent was here. They all done what they could to help about what was to be done. Jim Johnson went to Gretna and got a casket a very nice one. There has bin several here today. Two preachers Mr. Hogan and Mr. Jenings(?) ??? and Otho and Sallie and Mrs. Thomson are here tonight. Oscar Eade and Hellen and Doris Brumfield come tonight and brought flowers. Mrs. Car ? has been upstairs most of the day. Heard tonight that Olas boy is better. Hope he may get well. Carrie and Reese and the baby come 15 until 8 oclock.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, March  5, 1923

Monday, March 5, 1923

A cloudy day. Ben plowed all day today. Jim went to Renan for some seed. He sowed some peas, I think. I have not done anything much today. Cut some cress salit. Helped the children shuck a shock of corn. Milked and churned. Set a hen. Nellie made a canvas for the plant bed this morning and done some other sewing this evening. Hattie washed here today. The clothes did not dry much. Heard today that Lee had bin appointed commisioner of the I don't know what. Mrs Booker sent and got the quilting frames this morning. Guess she is fixin to quilt some.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March  6, 1923

Tuesday, March 6, 1923

A rainy day. The men folk did not do anything much. The children went to school except Franklin. Mabel and Franklin played all day. Nellie made the bread for dinner. We had cress salit for dinner. We all enjoyed it fine. The ladies had a meeting at Mr. Jessie Hutcherson's. Mrs. Booker called me and said that she had a quilt in the frames and I could help quilt if I would. Ben got a package throu the mail today and a part of it is lost. He is very sorry about it.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, March  7, 1923

Wednesday, March 7, 1923

A clear windy day. The men did not do much work of any kind. Ben went to Renan and to Gretna. He went with Jack Hubband to Gretna. Nellie got dinner and churned. This evening I went to Mr. Booker and helped Mrs. Booker quilt. The children went to school. Heard today that Mildred Fergerson has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well again. Had a letter from Carrie. They are well now. Bend and Jim are invited to a barn raising tomorrow. Hope the wind won't blow like it has today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, May 12, 1923

Saturday, May 12, 1923

A windy day. We need rain bad. The men have not done much today. I have not done any thing to count any thing. Lelia Ward come this morning and washed up the dishes for me. Mrs. Booker come this evening to get a setting of eggs for Mrs. Dave Booker[?]. Ben and Henry are fixing to go to Strait Stone to the Lodge. Jim planted some tomatoe plants. The weather is so colde and the land so dry that nothing cant grow. The children is worrying me. They won't go to sleep.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Nathani
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